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Teya Vitu is an Idaho Business Review reporter, covering commercial real estate, construction, transportation and whatever else may intrigue him in the moment. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_TeyaVitu.

Liquor store gives way to compelling future at “runt” Grove and 11th (access required)

Tim and Irene Latta did not know they were buying potential prime real estate when they bought the ugly-duckling, cinder block building with vertical steel rod accents at Grove and 11th Street. Back in July 2006, they acknowledged their property ...

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New VA clinic opens in Coeur D’Alene (access required)

The Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Coeur d’Alene moved into new, larger quarters Aug. 4 adjacent to the Interstate 90/U.S. 95 interchange. The $1.8 million clinic has 16 exam rooms, two procedural rooms and space to accommodate seven ...

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Intermountain MLS will send real estate data directly to Zillow (access required)

Real estate listings along the Interstate 84 corridor between Payette and Twin Falls will soon start appearing on Zillow, the largest U.S. real estate web portal. Zillow is ready to nearly double in size as it acquires Trulia, the No. ...

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Cranes sprout at JUMP site in downtown Boise (access required)

Cranes have sprouted at the JUMP construction site over the last few days to complete Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, build an underground parking garage and erect the new J.R. Simplot corporate headquarters. There are four cranes of different sizes at ...

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Monthly rates are going up at five Car Park lots in Boise (access required)

The Car Park, which manages two dozen parking lots in downtown Boise, has raised daily parking rates at one lot this summer and plans to increase rates for monthly parking at five lots Sept.1. The daily parking rate at the ...

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Air service between Boise and Atlanta will take lots of cash (access required)

The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and Boise Airport are banking on community cash to restore non-stop air service between Boise and Atlanta. A Chamber fundraising campaign has pulled together $245,000 in the last two weeks. The Chamber and the ...

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Twin Falls expands visitor center (access required)

Twin Falls is going big time on tourism with a new $1.5 million visitor center about 65 feet from the rim of the Snake River Canyon. When it opens in early 2015, the new, 5,000-square-foot Twin Falls Visitor Center will ...

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Treasure Valley foreclosures keep heading downward (access required)

Foreclosure filings continue to ease in Ada and Canyon counties. The number of foreclosures in June dropped 61 percent compared to June 2013. Canyon County saw an 18 percent decrease in notices of default from May to June, while Ada ...

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Garden City Library heads outdoors with riverside amphitheater (access required)

Imagine a poetry reading or lute recital alongside the Boise River. Such will be a reality for Garden City Library programs come Halloween. The library is building a two-level amphitheater called Legacy Courtyard on the largely unused grass between the ...

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